Op-Ed: Believe and Support Survivors

This past weekend, Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) painted the cannon with the Palestinian flag as part of their Great March of Return vigil “to mark the one year anniversary of The Great March of Return in Gaza, and honor the martyrs who have been killed.” On the morning of April 1, SJP members […]

Student theater groups revise code of conduct regarding consent, conflict resolution

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Torn Ticket II and the umbrella organization of which it is a member, Pen, Paint, & Pretzels (3Ps), have updated their student codes of conduct to include guidelines on consent and conduct, according to Torn Ticket II President Claire Mieher. Mieher, a senior, said that the purpose of the code of conduct […]

Monaco’s letter to Department of Education criticizes Title IX sexual harassment reform proposals

University President Anthony Monaco condemned Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Title IX sexual misconduct policies in a letter released to the Tufts community this morning. Monaco’s letter, submitted yesterday, critiqued a number of the proposals, including limitations on the definition of sexual harassment, the range of Title IX, changes to adjudication and restriction of employees […]

Students rally in support of sexual assault survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. About 50 students and university staff and faculty gathered for a “Survivor Speak Out” rally yesterday in front of the Goddard Chapel. The event was sponsored by Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) and Tufts Student Action (TSA). Students congregated around the cannon, painted with “We Believe Survivors,” to bring […]

Op-Ed: I too left Tufts — in 2015

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and suicide. Dear Ms. Katherine Sloan Snedaker, Your brave op-ed on Oct. 1 moved me very much because your experiences were so similar to mine and because my experiences prove that Tufts has misled you about the extent to which it has changed how it handles sexual assault […]

Letter from the Opinion Editor

Content warning: This letter discusses sexual assault. Today we are running two students’ experiences as survivors of sexual assault at Tufts. The first occurred in 1985. The second, in 2015. This issue is deeply entrenched in our culture and occurs in our very own community. Among respondents to the 2017 Tufts Attitudes About Sexual Conduct Survey, […]

Op-Ed: I left Tufts because of you

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and suicide. In 1985, you sexually assaulted me in my dorm room in Miller Hall at Tufts University. You lived in my hallway. I was 18. I don’t remember the exact date you attacked me, but it was September or October of our first year. I loved school then […]

Tufts Democrats petition Board of Trustees to rescind Eric Greitens’ honorary degree over sexual assault allegations

Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. Tufts Democrats released a petition last week calling on the university to rescind an honorary degree given to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in 2012 in response to recent allegations of sexual assault against him. The petition also called on Greitens to resign.  Greitens also spoke at Tufts’ commencement in 2012, receiving […]

Editorial: Tufts needs a space to discuss masculinity

In the wake of the #MeToo movement’s recent explosion, a wave of empowerment, excitement and exhaustion has swept the nation. As women’s and other marginalized voices are amplified, anxieties have risen to public consciousness: How, in this time of feminist reckoning to raise a boy; how to determine assault from bad sex; how to consume problematic art. […]

Op-Ed: My Person of the Year is Tarana Burke and the #MeToo Campaign

Content warning: This op-ed discusses sexual misconduct. Every year, TIME Magazine publishes an issue highlighting something or someone that, according to Person of the Year: 75th Anniversary Celebration, “for better or for worse… has done the most to influence the events of the year.” Previous winners include world leaders like Vladimir Putin (2007), Barack Obama (2008) […]